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Posted by Jean Vernon on 07 Jul 2008 at 01:26 PM

You've been blogged

Now I know I am responsible for lots of things, and not all of them necessarily good, but I have never considered myself to have the power to control the weather, at least not for such long periods of time. But according to Joe Swift, the reason it is raining at this years' Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is because of me. "The weather's rubbish and it's all your fault," was his parting quip as I left him about to film his next slot for the BBC. And that was after he declared that although there were some great gardens at this years show, " overall I don't think it's as good as last year."

 Joe was sporting a rather large black umbrella, the sort that pokes you in the eye annoyingly when you are trying to get somewhere fast. I suspect that the reason it is raining is because of the big black rain clouds hovering over Hampton Court today, and despite the weather the exhibitors have created some absolutely fantastic gardens, floral displays and exhibits that they should be proud of. Even if I could control the weather I wouldn't because it is the uncertainty of the weather and the continued variety that makes every garden season different. I love the unpredictable nature of the weather and all that it brings, it brings out the best in people and is an important reminder to enjoy every moment when the weather is good and do something else when it isn't.

 

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